Bio for 2019

Under the name Renmeleon, illustrator, author, and designer Ana Maria Selvaggio has been a working creative for more than 30 years. Living a very eclectic, digitally-analog life, Selvaggio has a passion for writing and has worked in and around the publishing industry since the mid 90s as a book designer and editor. Her joys include reading, storyboarding, drawing, and creating worlds from the ground up for her novels. Book trailers and designing associated promotional products are all part of her love of the process. Renmeleon being a “Renaissance Chameleon,” is a true jack-of-all-trades as a surface pattern, paper goods designer, zine maker, and publisher. Selvaggio founded and ran a global art collaborative for 8 years as well as several creative writing groups out of her home in Florida, and has experience teaching in libraries, schools, and museums both online and off. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Berea, KY where she will be teaching her "World Building for Fiction Writers" class twice in July during the Berea Festival of Learnshops. All three are writers.

Reason for signing up:

Since we moved to Kentucky three years ago, I've been interested in joining in. I wrote poetry for years when I was younger but got away from it. Looking forward to rekindling what originally started my writing life.

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